Posted 3 months ago
This is a Antique Watson Co. (of Attleboro, Mass.) Sterling Silver....Pierced, round bowl spoon. It also has the mark of the A. Stowell Co. Jewelry Store on 24 Winter St. in Boston, Mass. (in business from 1865 to 1981).
It weighs 31 Grams, is 5 7/8”Long & the bowl is 2” in diameter. I paid about $1 per gram for the spoon including the S&H and state sales tax.I was able to find the pattern on a Watson website. It is the John Alden pattern introduced in 1911. I guess the country got away from fancy patterns and went back to plain Colonial designs like their 1911 John Adams, 1912 Martha Washington and 1914 Mayflower patterns. ( https://sterlingflatwarefashions.com/Patterns/Watson5.html).
I've had Stainless, slotted, modern day spoons,....say to drain peas out of the water. I've also seen antique "Sugar Sifters" that have smaller sometimes fancy punched holes & stars to sift powdered sugar. This spoon has big geometrically pierced and curved cut out designs. It almost looks like it was cut out by hand.
I can't figure out what the heck they would use this for ? I wonder if anyone knows what it was used for and/or what was called ?
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